(Transcribed by Janet)

It seems that on June 27th, 1899, U.S. Letters Patent No. 627, 732 was granted to the Harder Manufacturing Company of Cobleskill, N. Y.  This patent was apparently the first granted by the patent office covering a round silo.  The Harder Manufacturing Co. have just won a very important suit against Edward Towsend, a New York state farmer and a user of a silo sold him by the Economy Silo Company of Frederick, Maryland.  This decision, given by judge Ray of the United States Circut Court in Northern District of New York is probably the most sweeping ever handed down by the United State Court in a patent case.  It practically prevents anyone making or using any kind of a Silo either steel frame or wooden frame construction, continuous openings or otherwise, and of any material.  In other words the decision of this Court is that no silo can be constructed either by farmer or by manufacturer without infringing the Harder patent.

The Harder Manufacturing Company have planned a vigorous campaign against Manufacturers and users of Silos, which do not bear the License Plate.  This applies to cement, stone, tile, etc., as well as wood silos.

The Loyal Tribune, Roessler Bro., Props.,  A. A. Roessler Editor.

Thursday, August 3, 1911



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